DiscoverThe Tim Ferriss Show#358: Ken Block — The Art of Marketing with a DC Shoes and Gymkhana Legend (500M+ views)
#358: Ken Block — The Art of Marketing with a DC Shoes and Gymkhana Legend (500M+ views)

#358: Ken Block — The Art of Marketing with a DC Shoes and Gymkhana Legend (500M+ views)

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“In life — from the simplest thing to the biggest thing — I want to be proud of what it is and stake my claim: ‘That’s mine and that’s how I do it.'” — Ken Block

Ken Block (@kblock43 on IG and TW) is a co-founder of DC Shoes and a professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division.

His rally career began in 2005, and he won Rookie of the Year that season in the Rally America Championship. Ken has accumulated five X Games medals and achieved global fame through his wildly successful viral series of Gymkhana videos. Gymkhana videos (including all associated edits) have racked up more than 500 million views, landing the franchise in Ad Age’s top-10 viral video charts.

In January 2010, Block formed the Monster World Rally Team (later renamed to Hoonigan Racing Division) and signed with Ford to pursue his dreams of racing in the World Rally Championship and in doing so, became one of only four Americans to ever score points in the WRC.

His latest project is The Gymkhana Files, which takes viewers behind the scenes of GYMKHANA TEN: The Ultimate Tire Slaying Tour, a video that, as of this writing, just went up and already has nearly 20M views. It’s all complete insanity.

Please enjoy this interview with Ken Block!

Click here for the show notes for this episode.

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Comments (3)

Dmitrius

You know, you know, you know. Like WTF

Feb 3rd
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Gabo

This guest is a runner up for the trophy of The Hypocritical of The Decade. Posing as the cool guy who has an office with recycled furniture, while in parallel heavily pollutes our enviroment with tons of carbon dioxide and toxic gases from the tires he burns on his performances.

Feb 1st
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Gabo

Justin Gallant Go fuck yourself, you ignorant. ;)

Mar 7th
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#358: Ken Block — The Art of Marketing with a DC Shoes and Gymkhana Legend (500M+ views)

#358: Ken Block — The Art of Marketing with a DC Shoes and Gymkhana Legend (500M+ views)